Game of Thrones' final season is over, and a lot of people are pretty disappointed with the way it ended. From character arcs abruptly ended to holes in the story and uncalled for plot twists, it seems that the necessary deviation from George RR Martin's books didn't go as well as people had hoped, and for many, the grand Game of Thrones finale seemed a little rushed.

Sometimes it's best not to know how your hotdog is made, and the same goes about knowing all about behind the scenes of TV shows, in my opinion. GoT's "Inside The Episode" gives viewers insights from showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, in what ought to be a fascinating peek behind the curtain of this cultural phenomenon. Instead, it often comes off rather bland, taking the magic away from the series and making it appear that many of the storyline decisions were made off-the-cuff, like when it was mentioned that "Dany kind of forgot about the Iron Fleet." Not only it takes aways most of the magic, but it also showcases the bloopers and blunders the viewers might otherwise haven't noticed.

Viewers, some looking for someone to blame for their disappointment, jumped on this casual statement and turned it into a hilarious GoT meme, something that can explain certain other areas of the story that didn't quite work out. We here at Bored Panda have collected a few of our favorites here, scroll down below to check the funny memes out and let us know what you think in the comments!

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1 year ago

truest truth of all truths

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What would you done differently in the final season of Game of Thrones? Artist  Benjamin Dewey, who illustrated the scenes that could’ve made him enjoy it more, spoke to Bored Panda about his appropriately titled series The Scenes I Wish We’d GoT.

“In 2008, a friend of mine, Wendy (who has since passed away) worked at a local book retailer (Powells). When I told her that I liked dragons, monsters, and knights, she said, ‘You’ve got to read this series of books; they’re amazingly detailed fantasy’ and she gave me a Game Of Thrones,” Benjamin told Bored Panda. “I will admit I didn’t totally get it at first but by the end of that book, I was a fan. Now I’m a super-fan and I’ve read as much of the supplemental material as I can get. Like most folks, I cannot wait for Winds of Winter.”

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

Jon went from a main character to a wildling extra

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1 year ago

Um, wut?

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“I am a sucker for fantasy in general but I especially love when stories build their momentum from the nature of their characters,” the artist said. “I like a spectacle as much as anyone but I tend to dislike it if it’s just for its own sake. George R.R. Martin understands that the fantastical should be pressed into the service of illuminating the tragedies and triumphs of everyday life.”

“Daenerys rides a dragon but at the end of the day, she is seeking comfort and safety of the house with the red door. We like her because we understand her motivations. That amalgamation of the quotidian and the spectacular is in perfect balance in A Song of Ice and Fire.”

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

that true, no once was it explained why the artistic symbols with the dead bodies and horse.

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Just Curious
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1 year ago

Yeah, that pretty much describes every character this season...

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Benjamin believes that a huge reason why the last season of the TV show declined is story compression. “It’s just what happens sometimes. Actors get older, budgets are set, contracts run out and shooting locations become unavailable. George R.R. Martin wants to do two more books that have fifteen hundred-page manuscripts. He takes a long time because it is difficult to structure such an intricate web of characters.”

“The showrunners are out over their skis and faced the unenviable task of trying to compress two novels worth of story into six episodes of television. Adapting great books with a fresh cast produces better results than trying to hastily tie a bow on an unfinished epic.”

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1 year ago

Dumb. She already used that skill to wipe.out House Frey. And she's not a one-trick horse.

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

This was the biggest face palm for all of those true GoT fans.

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"After all, Game of Thrones is a show that is in competition with a superior earlier iteration of itself. “I Just Called To Say I Love You is a fine song but when you compare it to Superstition there’s no contest regarding which version of Stevie Wonder is preferable. Bad is relative. I think it’s not all the things that fans wanted and there are probably a ton of reasons for that. I am torn between sympathy for [the writers of the HBO series] and frustration that some of the choices being made feel truncated and undermining of all the set-up we were given. There’s one left so maybe they’ll pull off an amazing finale but I’m measuring my expectations.”

“My wife has taught me that it’s possible to just enjoy that parts of a cultural artifact that moves you and not write off the whole thing just because it’s imperfect. It’s a good lesson. Everything has flaws.”

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Romário Eichlig
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1 year ago

To show you how White Walkers are made? What a nonsense.

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rena
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1 year ago

Well it could be a symbol for Aria realizing what she had to do next - maybe even a sign from (the) God(s) -> to (spoiler alert) kill Daenerys

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Benjamin is disappointed that we went speeding past important stretches of the story “to land the plane before it falls apart.” He said he understands it but it feels avoidable. “Most people don’t have creative jobs so they don’t understand the pressures and vulnerability involved in creating art for others but even though I make stories for a living, I can only imagine what it feels like to be the people working on the show. It’s a global phenomenon. Billions of people have opinions but due to lack of access to a deep knowledge of the process, most of them are uninformed and unproductive when it comes to writing, film or art. Audiences feel many things about the media they engage with and even when they love a thing, it’s not always a positive relationship."

“However, I like that more people are starting to talk about story, plot and character arcs and I’d encourage anyone who has a ton of ideas about ‘what they should have done’ to go produce your own stories,” he added. “I’m really hoping that instead of people just offering an endless deluge of bitter critiques that we might get some really cool and fun new worlds to explore. I feel inspired to make the best things I can and I’ve learned some important lessons, to apply to my own stories from watching this final season.”

More info: benjamindewey.com | tragedyseries.tumblr.com | Instagram

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Kathy Vacher
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1 year ago

This one isn't true. He probably wouldn't of killed Dany if he wasn't afraid that she would turn on him and his family because of his perentage.

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Ueda
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1 year ago

No they haven't. We can clearly see Jorah and a small group of Dothrakis retreating after their failed attack. We just don't see how many of them actually escaped.

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Random Panda
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1 year ago

The blood riders are actually supposed to avenge their khal.

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Sonya Jersey
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1 year ago

yeah, deforestation was real in season 8, the place was a desert

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He was his older brother, as far as I recall

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Alex K
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1 year ago

to kill the queen

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Niki Ank
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1 year ago

No wonder.... the poor Dragon died😒

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Alla Kitaeva
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1 year ago

Littlefinger had green eyes I think

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Biljana Malesevic
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1 year ago

Waters. Rivers... close enough!

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David Strongbow
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1 year ago

Right? I was like where did those "extra" Dothraki come from at Kings Landing after getting swamped by the White Walkers

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Hurrem Haseki
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1 year ago

I thought about this watching the episode!!!

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Bianca Ko
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1 year ago

'cause it's sam! He loves books ;)

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Id row
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1 year ago

I thought 90% were wiped out in 7 seconds.

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Caley Buxton
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1 year ago (edited)

Yeah, her ob-gyn totally should have warned her! Or at least she could have googled it. *Facepalm*

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Ueda
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1 year ago

And that is why an additional season may have been a decent idea. But conversely, I do not think that closing every single arc is a necessity or even a good idea. The ending would have taken ages and fans would have complained anyway...

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Romário Eichlig
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1 year ago

This is stupid. In a War Negotiation, no sides ever attacks the other one — it's common knowledge for ages. Had she killed Tyrion, she'd been fucked that very moment.

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Patrick Millet
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1 year ago

There is still sun in the winter tho lol and KL is south so not as much snow

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Alex K
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1 year ago

the red keep didnt fall, jaime killed the mad king and surrendered the red keep

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Falcon
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1 year ago

should have taken that 10 episode deal from HBO..

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djinnjeannie
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1 year ago

In many societies unmarried women are supposed to be virgins, in most of those unmarried women often aren’t however

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Marty BlackEagle-Carl
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1 year ago

yeah, after the war of the dead, grey worm said a third died.

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